Maila Dot Com
Director: Dayahang Rai
Mandala Theater – Nepal
About the Play
About the Play
“The daily activities of these two characters are repetitive, almost monotonous, to be honest. But there is something very powerful in these seemingly mundane goings on. Even though nothing big happen on the stage the play has you hooked and keeps you entertained and firmly on your seats for the entire 50 minutes.”
– The Kathmandu Post, January 22, 2013.
Maila Dot Com is a psycho-analytical play. A small café in an unnamed city, a beautiful proprietor and an innocent busboy named Maila, the play Maila Dot Com revolves around these settings and characters. The story of this play has been woven out from daily activities and their impressions, being occurred in the café. It’s a mime play using less texts and much physical actions. This play already has been performed in Nepal, India and Bangladesh.
About the Group
Mandala Theatre Nepal is a group of young, enthusiastic and dedicated theatre workers that has been organizing theatre activities even before it was formally established in 2009. Mandala Theatre has produced four proscenium plays: August Strindberg’s Miss Julie, Dayahang Rai’s Maila Dot Com, Habib Tanvir’s Charandas Chor and Curly Hair written by Rajan Mukarung and directed by Dayahang Rai. Sunkeshari is Mandala’s fifth venture in proscenium theatres. Besides proscenium theatres, Mandala has produced and performed numerous street and forum dramas on various social political issues and experimental plays. Mandala has successfully organized two international youth theatre festivals. International Youth Theatre Conference and Seminar was organized in June 2010 and 2nd Mandala International Youth Theatre Festival was organized in November 2011. Mandala had launched its ambitious project Mobile Theatre Tour first time in September 2010 in which it performed its all proscenium theatre productions such as Maila Dot Com, Charandas Chor (The Honest Thief) and Juli Maiya (Miss Julie) in ten major cities of Nepal. Mandala has just finished the construction of its own theatre hall at Anamnagar, Kathmandu with the objectives to make its performances regular.
The objective of Mandala Theatre is to provide learning opportunities for artists by enhancing the qualitative development of their skills. It believes in pursuing new thoughts and new ideas through regular sharing and interactions for the development of Nepali theatre. Besides identifying and building partners at local level, it will also create new venues for theatre by drawing audience’s interest in creative theatre. The rediscovery and exploration of different stories, custom and tradition and performance belonging to the ethnic groups on Nepal will be minutely studied by the organization. Development of the organization in national and international level by creating a space to exchange theatrical experiences among the artists of different genre will be the organization’s focal point.